ALLEGED MURDER – NO BODY – POLITICAL CORRUPTION
Suspended lawyer turned PI, Clay Tempero, is doing it hard in Sydney. Then an old mate asks for his help in defending a client charged with murdering her son, though his body has never been found. But it’s not long before he finds the most important witness, a wannabe superstar, dead in her own home. The woman bankrolling the defence, Helena Carter, candidate for the lord mayoralty of Sydney, persuades Clay to find the missing boy – dead or alive. But what’s her real motive? Is this case too close to home for Clay, who has his own demons to cope with? Fast moving, taut, darkly humorous and rich in memorable characters, Deceit is a must-read for Mark McGinn fans.